Kent G. DENG

Two pages from the I Yu Thu Chih (Illustrated Record of Strange Countries) circa 1430, attributed to Chu Chuan, a prince of the Ming dynasty, and likely influenced by the knowledge gained from the expeditions of Cheng Ho. Zebras and denizens of Muslim culture are among the “exotic” sights such explorers encountered.

Exploration by sea started the process of globalization in the early modern era of world history. The best-recorded case of Chinese maritime exploration

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:56-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance, International Relations|Comments Off on Exploration, Maritime (Hánghǎi tànxiǎn 航海探险)|Hánghǎi tànxiǎn 航海探险 (Exploration, Maritime)

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